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Business CCTV Systems

Considering having a CCTV System installed at your home or business premises?

Our core CCTV systems are designed and built in house in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and are designated as systems to detect and deter criminal activity, to aid in the prosecution of offenders by providing evidential quality images and to promote a safer working environment.

The CCTV equipment is installed by our fully trained and vetted CCTV Engineers to the highest of standards. CCTV has always been our core business and our current systems were designed to meet the demanding needs of a major high street pharmacy chain, so you can rest assured that our systems are of an exceptional standard.

Check out some of these scenarios for an insight into the benefits of a CCTV System:

CCTV should not be perceived as a magic wand for preventing crime – it is just another crime prevention tool from a long list available to a business. There are many reasons why CCTV is the most cost effective security solution. In our experience we have found that most businesses suffer from the same few security problems.

1. Shoplifting. – CCTV

Shoplifting has reached epidemic proportions in Ireland. Every day your profits are simply walking out of the door, resulting in higher prices and lost sales. Given the right opportunity, even the most innocent looking person will steal. Even the smallest retail outlets report up to £100 in losses each month due to shoplifting.

2. Staff Collusion. – CCTV

Even your most trusted staff may be guilty of stealing your profits. It is a fact that a single employee can eat, drink and smoke their way through approximately £100 of profit every month. Multiply that by the number of employees, you are losing £££?s. The average value stolen per incident increased by 18% to £342.17.

3. Sweet Hearting. – CCTV

As the name implies, many employees will let you do their friends a favour when you aren’t there. It’s difficult to detect because usually a part of the sale is rung up to make it look like an innocent transaction.

Many of our customers have reported that they used to lose up to£300 per month from friends of employees.

4. Staff Protection. – CCTV

Are you doing enough to ensure the safety of your employees both inside and outside of your business? If a robbery results in an employee being injured are you prepared to defend yourself from the inevitable industrial injuries claim. Statistics point to major reductions in the amount of crime being committed where there are cameras installed. An article in ‘New Scientist’ magazine showed that simply installing a system can reduce crime, in the areas covered, by over 95%.

Generally, once a Camera system is installed, it will only be fools who attempt to perpetrate offences within its field of view. These are often caught but for the majority it will provide a very high level of deterrence. A professionally installed camera system can reduce shoplifting by up to 90%. Robberies increased by 20 per cent per 100 stores and accounted for 1.3% of retail crime by value.

Final thoughts….

Most people considering the installation of a CCTV system have the main objective of trying to prevent crime. A properly installed and managed CCTV system can dramatically reduce crime levels. Drops as high as 90% have been recorded where a highly visible CCTV system has been installed in certain locations, i.e. in shopping centres and car parks.

In small to medium-sized businesses, CCTV cameras acts as a deterrent. However, the initial cost and complexity of good quality systems have been barriers for many businesses. The cost of equipment has fallen steadily over the years. Today, good quality systems can be much cheaper and still provide exceptional operational simplicity..

And it will pay for itself very rapidly call Denis on 086 8283121  for help or advice.

For more information on CCTV, please visit our new Cronin Security website here